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Lakefront Brewery

1872 N Commerce St, Milwaukee, WI 53212-3701
+1 414-372-8800
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On December 2nd, 1987, brothers Russ and Jim Klisch opened Lakefront Brewery and sold their first batch of Riverwest Stein Amber Lager to a neighborhood tavern in Milwaukee. We have grown to brew 46,848 barrels of beer in 2017 and distribute our products to 35 states, Canada, Ukraine, Japan, Korea, Sweden and Australia. Lakefront Brewery was the first certified organic brewery in America, the first brewery to produce a government-approved, gluten-free beer and the first indigenous beer using all Wisconsin grown ingredients. We currently produce 20+ year-round and seasonal beers as well as our innovative one-off My Turn Series which gives each of our full time employees a chance to choose a style we've never brewed. Beer aside, Lakefront is also known around the country for their highly entertaining and sought-after brewery tours.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pint glass” (138 reviews)
“great beer” (145 reviews)
“fish fry” (121 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1872 N Commerce St, Milwaukee, WI 53212-3701
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+1 414-372-8800
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"pint glass"
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"great beer"
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"fish fry"
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"our tour guide"
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"cheese curds"
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"root beer"
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"great tour"
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Reviewed today

Well worth your $9-12! We had a very entertaining tour guide who keep us laughing the entire time. Its great to learn about the location history and the history of a local craft brew! We were given 4 wood beer chips to use throughout our...More

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Reviewed today

Fun atmosphere, family friendly. Great beer. However if you don't like crowds stay away or come before 5. Long waits on Fridays. Fish was good ,I had the perch it seemed over a little over cooked and the pieces were small.

Thank Elizabeth H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lakefront Brewery offers great tours, and an outstanding beerhall. They have numerous beers to choose from. They even have some gluten free beers on tap. The beerhall is large. They had a polka band playing on the night that we went for the Fish Fry....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I took the tour in Milwaukee at lakefront Brewery and I want to start out that ir was the best one ever...I have been to Breweries everywhere I went to this one as and the best I have ever been. Weston was the best ever...More

Thank gomeztrain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour and humorous tour guide - each person. Receives four-six oz. token to sample a great variety of beers before during and after the tour, and you each receive a tap beer souvenir glass . Lots of fun ! We’d go back!

Thank karenmL9212XA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On most Sunday nights at 7pm Lakefront Brewery hosts Keg Stand Up Comedy. Reservations/ Tickets are required. I believe they are always $10. I have gone several times and the comedy ranges from good to great. Seating is reserved, and there is not a bad...More

Thank Paula B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Guide was very entertaining and the tour was great! Beer is really good, cheese deep fried cheese curds are amazing. A couple of age notes: We chose not to have my 80 year old mother join us on this one, a hand full of stairs...More

Thank Jeff H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The brewery tour is awesome, if you dont mind the offcolor jokes. The tour along with the 4 token for beers is worth the money. The beer selection is great and the staff take time to explain each beer. The food is great with good...More

Thank Hari G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best deep fried cheese curds ever!! The beer is good too!!! Great atmosphere with plenty of seating.

Thank Mary Z
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour. Guides are quite humorous and pours are generous. A great place to hangout with friends.

Thank Sarah O
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Barb K
10 March 2018|
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Response from TLM1998 | Reviewed this property |
Nothing close. Probably have to Uber to your hotel
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ugle
10 August 2016|
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Response from paxvobiscum | Reviewed this property |
While this tour is a lot of fun, it would be very difficult for a person of limited mobility due to stairs, walking around large pieces of equipment and uneven surfaces.
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joannwilkie50
1 July 2015|
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Response from Mike W | Property representative |
Joann, We accept reservations for our fish fry in the first hour and a half, which mean from 4PM to 5:30PM (our fish fry runs from 4PM to 9PM). We can take them every 15 minutes for up to 25 people. Beyond that, it's first... More
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